Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Southern Utah University’s Health and Wellness Center is responsible for the drug, alcohol, and substance abuse prevention efforts on campus and does so through strategic programming and collaborative partnerships with campus departments to create a healthy, safe and resilient campus community. The efforts of the Health and Wellness Center actively focus on protective factors and reducing risk factors for DAAPP use.

The SUU Health & Wellness Program strives to promote holistic health and well-being of students through comprehensive programming, preventative education, peer education, the sharing of up-to-date accurate health information and resources, and providing support regarding their own or someone else’s health and well-being. The Center seeks to engage students by informing and connecting them to resources available on campus and in their community. Through prevention efforts that inform, increase awareness, and educate the student body, the Health & Wellness Center seeks to positively impact the university environment through evidence-based social norm approaches and environmental strategies.

The University's efforts are carried out by the Assistant Director of Health and Wellness, alongside the Health and Wellness Coordinator, a Graduate Assistant with a related degree, and interested student volunteers. The Center is supported by the Executive Director of Recreation and Wellness, The Office of the President, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Director of Housing, Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), Director of Human Resources, Chief of SUU Police, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Health Educators, and Athletics. We share a common goal of student success, overall well-being and work to ensure compliance of DAAPP campus-wide.

Download the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Disclosure